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members with wondering who would steal their luggage, ids and money. cate cauguiran joins us are from the news room. >> the cash they had on hand was for the entire trip. one member told us they were on the way to the bank and dropped did off and they got hungry and decided to stop. the story has a good ending but it was a rough couple of days for the church group. >> the amount of money that you stole, so you stole dreams, you stole those things that we wanted to do. and you had just left not just me, but you have left many people right now without a shelter, without fooded. >> this group of 24 from oakland's group went to south florida for a youth conference. >> we come excited, eager to receive the things that god has for us, and unexpectedly all of this happens. >> reporter: the group was eating at a restaurant near the airport when their van was broken into. they lost $12,000 in cash, luggage and ids. >> we worked hard, our parents and a lot of us worked hard for that money. it was a lot of money that was stolen from us. >> reporter: all of them thousands of miles from home were
. next clean-up. excavators are used to clear debris. also road closures. detours are in place and no residents will be isolated. finally, coming up with a plan to fix that hole. >> it takes some really solid civil engineering and then a lot of money. >> reporter: any idea on the number? >> no idea. i'm -- i'm betting it will be in the 6 figures. >> reporter: it will be a while before this road reopens. i spoke with one of the contractors and he told me it can take months before that sinkhole is repaired. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> this was the russian river in guerneville where residents were cautiously watching water levels rise there. the river peaked at 27.5 feet this morning, 5 feet under flood stage. the highest recorded flooding in guerneville occurred back in 1986 when the river reached 49 feet. >>> a marin county school suffered significant flooding from the weekend storm. classes at white hill middle school in fairfax are canceled today while crews clear rainwater and mud from classrooms, offices and even the library. school administrators will meet
two guys hi and by all the time. >> reporter: they didn't live there. this house was used for one thing only, to grow pot. police discovered what they believe to be an illegal grow around 3 a.m. when responding to a burglary call. when officers arrived they didn't find any burglars but found inside roughly 300 marijuana plants. >> you had lighting equipment in the individual rooms. you had wiring throughout. you had fertilizer, you know, just the typical items would you use to grow marijuana. >> reporter: the street value of the plants around $125,000. >> somebody who was operating this home was -- knew what they were doing. >> reporter: police will now search county records to find out who owns the house and if the suspects were renting. they face felony charges. in san jose, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> the father of oakland raiders head coach dennis allen has died. allen had been away from the team since sunday to be with his father in the dallas area. we are told 66-year-old grady allen died last night from heart complications. he was a linebacker for the falcons from 1968 t
kicked off this morning and as cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us, it's community members who have made it possible. >> reporter: for this man and his wife there are no limits when it comes to their three children. >> what kept me warm was, you know, imagining their faces smiling and that's what kept my heart warm. >> reporter: the couple camped out here for hours overnight in the cold for moments of a christmas morning smile. >> i know i'm going to see those faces light up. it's making me smile now. >> reporter: sacred heart's christmas toy box distribution helps hundreds of low-income families with the holiday season despite tight budgets. >> we're focusing on our kids. the whole nation is thinking about children this week. we want to help our own children and the entire community. >> reporter: the doors open just before 10 this morning. families were escorted by hundreds of volunteers or elves including san jose mayor chuck reed. parents got to pick three toys per child and there was plenty to choose from. >> it's options for the kids because not all kids like a lot of stuff an
to identify them through video. one big clue in the case the cars used in the robberies were stolen and the three suspects were known car thieves. >> we knew who from past experience people stealing cars or problems in the past and surveillance was leading to names of people that were involved. >> reporter: the robbery started late year up until may of this year. investigators say they used weapons and threatening toll plaza employees. in total almost $6,000 was stolen. >> they were just basically approaching the toll plaza and demand money by use of force or showing a weapon or sometimes not and then just flee on i-80. >> reporter: as a result of the robberies, chp stepped up security at the toll plaza to protect employees and ultimately catch who is responsible. >> our primary focus was on the safety of the tolltakers as well as catching the robbers and the safety of all the citizens that use the bridge. >> reporter: we're told this is still an ongoing investigation. chp believes there could be other suspects out there and they say they will continue until all cases are solved. by
as a person and recount how we felt when she was murdered. it meant a lot to us. >> we are glad that some form of justice has been served. >> that is the attorney, admitting she killed le but asked for a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter saying she acted in the heat of passion. >>> two men cheated death twice this morning when their truck hit a power line in san leandro and burst into flames. we have more on the split second decision that saved their lives there. >> reporter: this truck is just a shell of itself. it was filled with uniforms and 150-gallons of fuel. it caught on fire after snagging a high voltage power line creating a dangerous situation for the youth who live here and firefighters. flames shooting 20 to 30 feet high engulf a laundry truck at a juvenile detention facility. this video provided by the alameda fire department showed the tractor-trailer that caught on fire around 3:30 this morning. >> the driver was leaves and gotten tangled in power lines. that is how the fire started. >> reporter: the driver was head into camp sweeney, something he does twice a week. he tol
because of her that our son is with us today. >> reporter: school officials say the surviving students won't have to return to the sandy hook elementary school building anytime soon. they will attend classes at another location. as the grieving continues, efforts are under way to resalvage some semblance of normalcy. we have seen moving vans down this road transferring materials from sandy hook elementary school to the new location where the children will eventually be going back to school. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> randall, i wanted to ask you in the aftermath of this one of the things that's come up is gun control and the suggestion that maybe we need to take meaningful measures. with respect to that, do you hear much of that from the parents of these children or from the people in the community? is that something that they seem to be advocating? >> reporter: two points. first of all, newtown is a community that has two shooting ranges here, shooting is very popular, gun ownership is something that a lot of people want to maintain. what
morning. she joins us now live in walnut creek. >> reporter: neighbors told me they didn't hear what was going on but when they found out what happened, they said nothing like this happens here. >> this is a super quiet community. it's shocking. >> reporter: one suspect is dead of walnut creek's first homicide of the year and first officer involved shooting in almost five years. >> it's a little un-- un-- unnerving because you wake up and find out there's a shooting outside your house. i didn't even hear it. >> reporter: it happened at this apartment complex in creek side of near las lomas high school an area deemed safe by those who live here. >> this is a really safe neighborhood. i feel comfortable walking and my girlfriend walks the dog. and so hopefully that won't change anything now. >> reporter: police told us they get a disturbing phone call from a woman in the early- morning hours. >> we received a call via transfer from the fire department that approximately 3:15 this morning, there was screaming in the background. officers were immediately dispatched and arrived on sc
he used in the attack from someone he knew. >> i was helping a customer and then during the sale, there were five to seven gunshots, machine gunshot right outside my store. >> reporter: authorities released new details about the gunman. >> name jacob tyler roberts, born march 16, 1990. >> reporter: witnesses say he calmly announced, i am the shooter, before opening fire. >> there is no apparent relationship between the suspect and the victims. >> reporter: fright ebbed shoppers quickly -- frightened shoppers quickly started heading for the exits. >> i bumped into several people. >> reporter: authorities say the shooter was firing near the food court until his rifle jammed. that's when he ran into this macy's. getting everyone out was a tough job. even the mall santa had to duck. >> it was a semi-automatic and i hit the floor. >> reporter: when it was all over, two people were killed. one young woman was wounded and the gunman took his own life. >> it's difficult to see how anything good can come out of a tragedy like this. in it reminds us how precious we are to one another. >> r
holiday shoppers and people using those gift cards and exchanges to spend on themselves. >> black friday is our number one shopping day and this is number 2. there's going to be a tremendous amount of people out today looking to get special sales and discounts and to make their exchanges and spend their gift cards. >> reporter: now, according to a 2011 consumer reports poll, one in 7 adults will be exchanging gifts. so there's basically -- they are not alone. there are a lot of people doing it. >> i know. i may have to return a few things, too. all right, cate, thanks so much. >>> and some of those shoppers had to battle the rain this morning. this is a live look right now from our dublin cam of the you can see all those clouds there. and depending where you are, you're going to see showers. elizabeth wenger is keepi an "eye on the storm." >> you can see showers on our hi-def doppler. we are following a couple of cells now one over the south bay looking at heavier rain falling in parts of san jose, moderate to heavy showers. and look at this across the san mateo bridge, portions along t
at highway 35 near olympic way. a winch was used to carry the man to the road and transported him to the hospital. another passenger had minor injuries and is expected to be okay. >>> a car fire inside the caldecott tunnel snarled part of the morning commute. chopper 5 flew over the backup. it happened in the eastbound direction just after 8:00. it took about 45 minutes to clear the road and reopen the tunnel. >>> the city of lafayette has selected a contractor to fix a huge sinkhole created after last week's storms. c.c. meyers company will be hired to handle repair work on mountain view drive. weather permitting, the plan is to have the work completed by christmas. >>> union officials have vowed to wage war against those behind the just-passed right to work law in michigan state. thousands of protestors stormed the state capital today as lawmakers made their final vote on the plan. the law makes it illegal to force a worker to join a union or pay union dues. michigan is now the 24th state to did so. supporters say it will bring more jobs to the state but opponents including pres
a law to prohibit gun sales or require a conditional use permit. critics say they were not given enough notice about a gun store and some argue why buy guns in the first place? >> i can't understand why -- why anyone would use an assault weapon or why you would even have it. you don't use it for anything but to shoot people. >> i think it's safer because you have two policemen over there working and everything like that and we're more well protected now than we were before. >> i'm not negative about the guns. i would be more nervous there was a liquor store or a 7- eleven across the street or a jewelry store that gets robbed all the time. >> reporter: we spoke to the business owner across the street who says he is okay and is not concerned about safety. supporters for the sporting goods store say this is a much- needed local business. now, the los gatos town council will take up the issue of conditional use permits in february. in los gatos, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> sentencing for the man convicted of killing two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza has bee
government to reimburse governors who want to use national guard troops to help secure schools. >> we have to do more than talk because we've talked before. we've cried before. we've lamented before. so we have to act. >> reporter: president obama said this morning he is ready to act. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. >> reporter: he is naming vice president joe biden to lead a new task force to offer concrete proposals to curb gun violence. >> this is a team that has a very specific task, to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: he wants the proposals no later than january and says he will then push legislation without delay and he says stricter gun laws alone are not the answer. there's also a push to examine mental health issues and the impact of violent entertainment like videogames. >> we must take action so that we can tell our children that we are doing everything in our power to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again. >> reporter: democratic leader nancy pelosi today named california congressman mike thomp
news is, is we have a storm on top of us, a real strong storm. this of course would send that tide a lot higher. that doesn't look like that's going to happen, although we have another storm off the coastline likely to bring some rain. it doesn't look like it will cause any more flooding problems. we'll have more on that storm and a very active weather pattern coming up in a couple of minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> some new calls for san francisco's sheriff to step down. a women's rights group is behind a new petition. cbs reporter elizabeth wenger is live at city hall to explain how this may be planting the seed for a future recall against sheriff ross mirkarimi. >> reporter: good afternoon. that's right. there's actually a meeting being held now in the mayor's office at city hall. it's about the citywide effort to stop domestic violence called peace at home. it's about putting up billboards, bus ads, talking about putting a stop to this. folks like the mayor and the district attorney, who are actually heading this meeting, have been talking a lot recently about curbing r
latest on the first of a series of storms targeting the bay area. you told us it was going to come. >> this is impressive in some parts of the bay area especially in the north bay. that rain really coming down today as a strong is sliding through with strong gusty winds. hi-def hi-def doppler showing you as it slipped on by now beginning to fall apart somewhat but still plenty of pockets of rainfall out there and some of that heavier amounts of rainfall. we take you toward the east bay. north to concord we continue to see showers in that direction and oakland. we are looking at more showers. spotty showers toward the afternoon. but the rainfall totals very, very impressive. how about this, 6" even at venado. santa rosa over one inch. 1.5" in st. helena, less in the south but there's plenty more to come. we'll talk about that coming up. >>> it's already a busy travel week, but the weather will not make it easy for americans to get home for the holidays. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live at sfo, where dozens of flights have already been canceled. >> reporter: good afternoon. ac
it is rare for us to have a homicide here in berkeley. >> reporter: just after 11:30 last night, police got a call about a fallen cyclist and a possible bike collision. but once they got on scene that wasn't the. >> the berkeley fire department responded quickly for medical assistance but they weren't able to help the victim and pronounced her dead at the scene. >> reporter: investigators were on scene late last night until the early-morning hours. roads were blocked, crime tape set up. >> our detectives are still trying to sort through any evidence and any witness statements or any information they have to determine what the reasons were behind it. >> reporter: now the investigation continues. officers will be knocking on doors, talking to any witnesses who may have been in the area. this is a crime police say is uncommon to berkeley and this neighborhood. >> we don't have a lot of incidents like this in berkeley so anytime that something like this does happen, we are very concerned, you know, especially for the neighborhood and the community. >> reporter: officers say this is the city's
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